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Mayor Thomas Menino 

Remembering Mayor Menino

"No one loved Boston more than Tom Menino. He was a passionate advocate for the citizens of Boston and a staunch supporter of Dana-Farber and Boston's entire health care community. His legacy lives on in the work we do every day. Working with him on efforts to reduce health disparities was one of the great privileges and pleasures of my career in Boston. Dana-Farber and all of Boston have lost a good friend."


Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD
Dana-Farber President and Chief Executive Officer

Unsuspected gene found frequently mutated in colorectal, endometrial cancers

October 26, 2014

Scientists have identified a genetic mutation in about 20 percent of colorectal and endometrial cancers that had been overlooked in recent large, comprehensive gene searches. With this discovery, the altered gene, called RNF43, now ranks as one of the most common mutations in the two cancer types.

Three Dana-Farber faculty elected to Institute of Medicine
October 22, 2014

Todd R. Golub, MD, Margaret A. Shipp, MD, and Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a nongovernmental organization that advises the nation on issues related to biomedical science, medicine, and health.

New chair of Radiation Oncology named at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
October 20, 2014

Daphne A. Haas-Kogan, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) effective July 1, 2015, and will be appointed professor at Harvard Medical School. She will also be the Endowed Professor of Radiation Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Health Care.

CDC awards grant to program for young women with breast cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
October 16, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) has awarded a $1.75 million 5 year grant to the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to increase the awareness of breast cancer among women and enhance the support services for those diagnosed and treated. The Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber was one of only seven organizations to be awarded this competitive grant.

Education program helps with side effects of ovary removal for cancer prevention (Oncology Nurse Advisor)

October 31, 2014

A study led by Sharon Bober, PhD, showed a half-day educational program can help women, having ovary-removing surgery as a cancer prevention measure, deal with sexual or psychological side effects.

 

Prostate Cancer Treatment Tied to Death From Heart Problems (DailyRX.com)
October 29, 2014

Dr. Paul Nguyen led a study looking at the link between certain prostate cancer treatments and heart-related deaths.

 

Hospice increase doesn't offset end-of-life care for ovarian cancer (Oncology Nurse Advisor)
October 28, 2014

Dr. Alexi Wright’s research on the use of hospice in the final days of ovarian cancer has been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. 

Unsuspected gene found frequently mutated in colorectal, endometrial cancers (healthcanal.com)
October 27, 2014

Dr. Charles Fuchs led a study published in Nature Genetics that identified in about 20 percent of colorectal and endometrial cancers, a genetic mutation that had been overlooked in recent large, comprehensive gene searches.

 

Institute of Medicine Elects Class of 80 New Members (The Cancer Letter)
October 27, 2014

Todd R. Golub, MD, Margaret A. Shipp, MD, and Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD, were elected to the Institute of Medicine, a nongovernmental organization that advises the nation on issues related to biomedical science, medicine, and health.

 

Hospice Doesn't Offset Intensive End-of-life Ovarian Cancer Care (hcplive.com)
October 23, 2014

Dr. Alexi Wright led a study that found increasing the use of hospice in the final days of ovarian cancer does not offset intensive end-of-life care in older women.

 

Blood tests in the works for breast cancer (The Baltimore Sun)
October 22, 2014

Dr. Eric Winer commented on a blood test that could reduce the number of women who need chemotherapy after tumor removal surgery.

 

Living with Lung Cancer

November 01, 2014

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Yawkey 3, Lavine Family Dining Pavillion

The Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology at Dana-Farber is hosting its annual Living with Lung Cancer forum for patients and caregivers on Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Lavine Family Dining Pavilion (Yawkey 3). Join us to hear more about new treatments, research, and ways of balancing the challenges of living with lung cancer and maintaining quality of life. Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and parking will be provided.


Please RSVP to Jessica Ferland by Friday, Oct. 24 by calling 617-632-4235 or emailing jferland@partners.org. Be sure to give the total number in your party, your name, telephone number, and any dietary restrictions or special accommodations necessary.
 

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Survivor SMART!

November 03, 2014

Yawkey Center

Stress Management And Relaxation Training (SMART) for prostate cancer survivors is being offered in November 2014. This 4-week iPad based class is provided free of charge. Registration is required

Mondays, November 3 – 24, 2014
 

To register or for more information, contact the Adult Survivorship Program @ 617-632-4523 or dfci_adultsurvivors@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Coping with the Holidays(2)

November 03, 2014

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Yawkey Center, Floor 1

A monthly program focused on techniques and tools to help you adjust to post-treatment life.
 

For more information, contact the Adult Survivorship Program @ 617-632-4523 or dfci_adultsurvivors@dfci.harvard.edu.
 

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